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Senior Gifts: Itís the Giving That Matters Most

What the holidays mean to elders

Holidays are critical in a seniorís life. Holidays conjure up all kinds of memories and can send someone into a downward spiral or, worse, into a deep depression if not handled with sensitivity.

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Memories can be an especially sensitive issue. They have the ability to be wonderfully moving if the senior is encouraged to share memories and experiences. However, if the senior is made to feel like his/her memories donít matter, a feeling of isolation can take over. Try not to let this happen. The more you can involve your loved one in holiday celebrations, the better.

When someone reaches true maturity, itís not the thingsóitís the thought. Itís the moments with the family. Itís the treasure of being with loved ones. The caregiving journey allows you to create moments and memories that will be cherished. Creating moments is what our life is all about. Make them special.

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Senior Gifts: Itís the Giving, Not the Gift That Matters Most originally appeared on AgingCare.com

 

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5:08PM PST on Jan 4, 2012

Ta.

8:45AM PST on Dec 17, 2011

Thank you. I'll save these ideas.

6:18PM PST on Dec 15, 2011

How about making a donation to their favorite charity in their name. If they have enough "things" I think this is a great idea!

9:28AM PST on Dec 15, 2011

loved it

7:47AM PST on Dec 15, 2011

Visiting Nurse Service of New York posted a great article titled "Preserving Family Memories" which gives some ideas on how you can make and save your holiday memories. You can read the entire article at http://bit.ly/sakRxK

4:31AM PST on Dec 15, 2011

Thanks for the article.

12:20AM PST on Dec 15, 2011

Thanks for the article.

8:52PM PST on Dec 14, 2011

Those gift suggestions are all very meaningful and certainly not costly. It shows thoughtfulness....

7:57PM PST on Dec 14, 2011

Thanks for the ideas.

6:56PM PST on Dec 14, 2011

really great tips...
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